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ABC
Jan 22, 2014 6:00pm EST
.c.. >> the information the criminal case against bob mcdonnell and his wife. a judgey they will face on charges of illegally accepting gives. scott pohlman is in the newsroom with more on the investigation. governor mcdonnell asked the judge to delay that hearing. he said his attorney was out of the country. he wanted it to be held next week. the judge denied that request in what is shaping up to be a case of injury. with no delaying the inevitable, his court appearance will come friday. let you speculation on his strategy. if you notice this statement tuesday was singular. >> i did not try to hide or deceived. i never promised orton to to influence. just histly claims innocence, speak a little on behalf of his codefendant, his wife. >> you can see a defense that would take advantage of the notion that is why it may have been up to things that he wasn't aware of. the spouse may be up to a few things at the other spouse may not know about. >> an interview with the mansion's former chef focuses on issues of the why. wife.the she pouted, screamed, and would swear at you and call you names. while t
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 9:00pm PST
it rains, it pours. former governor bob mcdonnell of virginia and his wife, the first lady of virginia, maureen mcdonnell, have today been indicted by federal prosecutors on more than a dozen felony charges. if they are convicted of those charges and they face the maximum penalties allowed by law, they could be looking at decades in jail and fines of over $1 million. this is a story that we have been covering from the very beginning. our first coverage of this scandal was back in early april of last year. but, you know what, credit where credit is due. one of those key reporters is going to be here in just a moment to talk about this story. and also some key parts of the story were broken by "the richmond times-dispatch". and those papers and reporters deserve the credit for staying on this bob mcdonnell story in the face of months of denials and stonewalling by that government, and also, frankly, staying on this story in the face of the cynical, dismissal of this story by much of the national press corps, who too often swallow the made-up excuse from the governor's defenders that virg
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 12:00pm EST
bob mcdonnell is not expected to speak publicly again before his court appearance on friday. that is when mcdonnell and his wife will be arraigned in richmond federal court. prosecutors indicted the couple on 14 counts of corruption. mcdonnell spoke briefly tuesday night apologizing for accepting star from former scientific ceo donnie williams was as neither he nor his wife wrote the law. democrat jennifer watson is the winner in a special election for a state senate seat in virginia. she top favor broken and the independent candidates to replace former state senator mark herring at the is now the attorney general. if the democratic candidate surprise the recount, democrats will take the role of the state senate in virginia. even the animals at the national zoo got a snow day. you can tell by some of these photos be giant pandas felt right at home yesterday. in fact, even the red pandas ventured out into the snow to explore just a little bit despite the cold weather. they are made for this stuff. the auditors assumed to be having the most fun, rolling around on the white bla
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 4:30am EST
are waging a war against women. >> bob mcdonnell will be tied to a giftgiving schedule. gifts his wife accepted from jonnie williams to promote the company. bob mcdonnell insisted that he did not break the law. face these false allegations with strength and firm resolve. >> the prosecutors charge that mcdonnell and the first lady with 14 felony counts. bombe first lady's photo is hilarious. it is video you have to see. >> how safe is your family's car. storm watchck on this morning and checking conditions all over. we will head to the district and jackie is that when her storm of thech the course storm in 30 seconds. you see how it ramps up and sticks to the roads. it piles up on cars. one lone car comes through and the tracks get filled then. you are getting a decent flow there and the tracks keep getting filled then. the chart tracks go away and soon, the dig out will begin. a pretty cool time lapse. >> kyle, thank you. youe asked for photos and can send us photos at wjla.com. that sums up the storm. youame pretty steady and will have to do some digging out. >> yeah, absolutely. that
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2014 6:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Jan 20, 2014 9:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 1:00am PST
mcdonnell. if bob mcdonnell fell in the forest right now, would anybody hear it? if you wear a denture, take this simple test. press your tongue against it, like this. it moves! do you feel it? it can happen with every denture. these movements may irritate your gums. but you don't have to bear with it. you can try fixodent plus gum care. thanks to its formula, your gums become one with your denture. this helps stop movement and helps prevent gum irritation so you can keep enjoying life. [ apple crunches ] fixodent. and forget it. >>> around lunch time two thursdays ago, thursday january 9th, about a week and a half ago, right? the west virginia american water company got word that something had gone wrong. that company provides drinking water to more than half a million west virginians. but that thursday the 9th they were informed that something had contaminated the water supply. hours earlier there had been a chemical spill in the elk river near a quarter treatment facility and the water company did not know exactly which chemical had spilled but they apparently started work
ABC
Jan 21, 2014 6:00pm EST
as soon as those decisions are made. >> and other story tonight, the indictment of governor bob mcdonnell and his wife marine. they face federal charges related to the gift a scandal that rocked the final year of their administration. scott thuman is following the story from the newsroom tonight. fall from grace. a and his wife indicted in scheme, the charges, wire fraud, making false statements, 14 felony counts in all. scathing indictment for the former governor and his wife as prosecutors lay out 43 pages of back-and-forth, gifts received, private flight, a watch and 100 thousand dollars in loans. prosecutors allege in exchange for legitimizing a dietary supplement for the company star scientific and its head jonnie williams. >> not a great thing to have happen for an election official, taking gifts from people. >> you have to be convicted first. an indictment do not -- does not mean he has been convicted. so let's wait and see. >> they were in dire straits financially and court documents show williams to willing to help . if it meant his product could be used in clinical trials or stu
ABC
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm EST
. formerindictment of virginia governor bob mcdonnell and his wife maureen. he says they did nothing illegal. >> they have been indicted on , asral corruption charges part of a scandal that rocked the final term of his administration. live in the newsroom with the latest on the developing story. >> he took no questions from reporters tonight. accused federal prosecutors of bending the law to the breaking point. they give a lot of access to get plenty and return. deal with these false allegations with strength and resolve. >> they are there with their daughter and son-in-law. he defended the charges against him. someone who has been falsely and wrongly accused, and whose family has been wrongfully attacked. >> he apologized for accepting gifts and loans. then he repeatedly called all of it legal. were charged with 14 felony counts, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and obstruction. a claims that they took thousands of dollars in designer clothes and other gifts. cash for$100,000 in promoting a dietary supplement. >> they are tardy and more the realm of fraud more than seeking a quid
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 4:00am EST
:00 p.m., the activists will march to the supreme court. >> bob mcdonnell and his wife will be arraigned in federal court for a giftgiving scandal. they were accused of accepting gifts from jonnie williams, in exchange for promoting a company. he insisted that he did not break the law. someone who has been falsely and wrongly accused in his public service. i have been wrongfully attacked. both mcdonnell and the former first lady were charged with 14 felony accounts -- counts. mayor rob ford, how we have missed you. was caught doing in a mcdonald's and why people are not just talking about what he said but, how he said it. >> quacks and, we are on storm watch this morning. you are looking live at the d.c. area. car very slowly. roads hearing the primary in most places have been cleared and the secondary roads can be dicey. it is very cold out. we know there is ice on the roads. i could see all those puddles that were frozen over. >> right. you know, the colder temperatures are less affected but, that is something to keep in mind. we are under a wind chill advisory across the region on tel
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 10:00am PST
? we'll have the latest forecast. >>> the virginia way. governor bob mcdonnell and his wife have been indicted on federal corruption charges over gifts from a supporter. can the once rising star in the republican party beat this rap? >> i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believe was his personal friendship and his generosity. >>> syrian peace talks get ugly fast when the u.n. secretary-general became entangled in a heated exchange with assad's foreign minister. >> i have the right to give the syrian version here in this forum. >> yes, of course, sir. >>> and olympic threats. u.s. officials say the terror threat level in sochi is higher than for any previous olympics. will russia accept u.s. help to keep athletes and visitors safe? >> reporter: there's been this conversation between president obama and vladimir putin in which security was discussed. the most senior military leaders between the two countries are talking, potentially even discussing sharing equipment. but while all of these conversations are happening here in sochi, security is very tight. >>>
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 5:00pm EST
-hour delay tomorrow for montgomery county schools. >> over to virginia. bob mcdonnell will not be given extra time to prepare for his day in court. a u.s. district court judge rejected a request by mcdonagh -- mcdonnell and his wife to delay the arraignment by one week. last time the former governor denied breaking any laws. it is what he didn't say that could impact his wife. >> the woman whose husband was shot to death for texting inside of a movie theater breaks her silence. >> what we are learning from the video that shows [inaudible] >> controlling the flu? the bold step in place. why woman waited two decades to >> a fire is burning at a bio -- biodiesel plant in mississippi. flames shot into the sky following the explosion. why are fighters cannot get close enough to fight it. authorities evacuated homes and businesses. there are reports of any injuries. >> a hot issue. mostars since one of the contested supreme court rulings. roe versus wade. it declared women have a right to abortion. >> despite the cold temperatures, thousands marched on the national mall in opposition. there with t
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 5:00pm PST
of the republican party. four years ago, this week, chris christie in new jersey and bob mcdonnell of virginia took the oaths of office to become the governors of their respective states. and in doing so, assumed the positions as the best candidates to lead the republican party out of one of its darkest periods. it was just a year after president obama had taken his oath of office, president barack hussein obama of jeremiah wright fame, of palling around with terrorist fame, the first black, possibly muslim, possibly socialist president, who had kicked the republican butts in 2009, left them wondering why america had abandoned them. and if they could ever win again. so here with these two men, different as could be, one from the north, one from the south, one a real christian conservative hard charger, the other a classic northeastern straight-talking moderate republican. both rising stars in the party, one asked to deliver the republican response to the state of the union a couple weeks later. the other, already being talked about for a presidential run, asked to deliver the keynote address at the
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 3:00am PST
are governor, bob mcdonnell, a once rising star and presidential hopeful, he's charged with lying to banks about a loan he sought in his mortgage and not disclosing the money he was receiving from jonnie williams. >> we heard bob mcdonnell said yesterday several times through the press conference that these gifts were legal. most people i've talked to in politics say under the virginia law, there are almost no gift bans to speak of. did the feds list any virginia laws that bob mcdonnell broke or were they all federal? >> well, prosecutors here are really concerned about the federal violations, those are the ones they can charge under. there was a separate investigation by the state as to whether or not the governor had violated the disclosure laws of the state. i think mcconnell is saying two things at once, one, that he disclosed what he believed he was supposed to disclose, though the bulk were not shared with the public and, to, he doesn't feel he promised jonnie williams anything of value. >> thank you. what do you make of this? his campaign was so successful. >> the thing i've been di
CBS
Jan 21, 2014 6:00pm EST
not be indicted. two months ago, we heard there were indictments coming and bob mcdonnell's prosecutors asked them to wait. so that has happened. today, former governor, bob mcdonnell and his wife have both been indicted. it's a lengthy 43-page, 14 count indictment and some of the charges include wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, obtaining property while under the use of his office. and here, this investigation has been going on for a year now. according to the indictment, the mcdonald's participated in a scheme to enrich themselves and their family members by soliciting and receiving money and gifts from star scientific and the companies former ceo, johnny williams. it's a quid pro quo scheme that is alleged here that the governor solicited all this money and in return, tried to help the struggling company star scientific, which is a former cigarette company making a nonfda approved supplement called anata block. they will be in court in richmond on friday to face charges. they could face 20 years in prison. i'm peggy fox reporting live in leesburg, back to you. >> i see that umbrella.
CBS
Jan 22, 2014 6:00pm EST
virginia's general assembly today. a day after the federal indictment bob mcdonnell and his wife as peggy fox reports tonight, a few northern virginia lawmakers are taking the legislature to task r not investigating mcdonnell themselves. >> i come before you this evening as someone who has been falsely and wrongfully accused. >> he is innocent until proven guilty, but the federal government's corruption case against former governor, bob mcdonnell and his wife, lays out a quid pro quo scheme that allows them to lead a lavish lifestyle. except in all kinds of gifts and loans from wealthy businessman, johnny williams. in return, williams company, star scientific, received special treatment from the state's highest elected official. >> the pattern of receiving gifts and sustaining a lifestyle, that bothered me. we all get into this business and we think of it as being a sacrifice that we sacrifice material goods. we sacrifice time and not make ourselves wealthy. >> the indictment details maureen asking for gifts and favors before her husband took office. in an e-mail she said she was broke fr
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 6:00am PST
daily rundown." >>> indicted. just days after leaving office, former virginia governor bob mcdonnell faces criminal charges over gifts from a supporter and chris christie tries to survive his own scandal. the once promising faces of the gop's future are now facing their own uncertain future. >>> is peace possible in syria? assad is at the center of talks under way in geneva where secretary kerry is making it clear that assad has to go, but does assad think that? >>> plus, a national debate over changing voter i.d. laws spotlights pennsylvania today, where a judge has blocked the controversial 2012 law. will president obama push for more federal action? got a busy show for you. at lof campaign updates. interesting little abortion politics takeaway, that i want you guys to think about. >>> it's a snowy washington. wednesday, january 22nd, the "the daily rundown," and we'll start with how the weather is crippling the northeast. the snow that walloped us, still falling along the coast in some spots but it's moved out of the i-95 corridor. this is a live look at massachusetts where they'r
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 8:00am PST
deeper into the bob mcdonnell indictment. we bring in nbc's casey hunt into our studio. great to see you. >> great to see you. >> we are always on remote, now we're here together, which is nice. listen, first break down what's going on and what's next for the former governor. before we get into some of the larger fall from grace issues, what is he specifically dealing with? >> so this is a 14-count indictment and they are corruption charges, they allege he accepted gifts, luxury travel, golf fees, a rolex from johnny williams, who is the head of a company called star scientific. they have a drug that, you know, mcdonnell hosted an event for as part of his governorship, and williams has been granted immunity in this case. together, he and his wife are facing up to 30 years in prison. >> williams supposedly giving the federal government information on the relationship and whether mcdonnell helped him with his business in exchange for these gifts. >> right. the indictment is detailed and the information they have, e-mails with the former first lady of virginia writing we are broke, so much
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 7:00am PST
this morning. governor bob mcdonnell and his wife facing charges of taking thousands of dollars in cash, loans, and lavish gifts from a rich businessman. the former virginia governor said last night at a news conference, though, he did nothing wrong. >> while i deeply regret accepting these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. i repeat again, emphatically, that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believe was his personal friendship and his generosity. i never promised at mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind from me or from my administration. >> the indictment includes the details of that long gift list, from designer dresses, golf clubs, iphones, a silver engraved rolex. it includes a shopping trip in new york for mrs. mcdonnell, where the former ceo of star scientific spent $11,000 on her out oscar de la ren that, $5,000 at louis vuitton. let me bring in our company, anna palmer, alex, political correspondent for the national journal. good morning. >> good morni
ABC
Jan 22, 2014 5:00am EST
and the corruption scandal involving former governor bob and donnell -- mcdonnell. >> he and his wife have been indicted. their lawyer says they have already filed a motion challenging the indictment. giftsre accused of taking -- they are accused of taking gifts. o'donnell insisted he did not break the law. >> i come before you this evening as someone who has been falsely and wrongfully accused in his public service has been wrongfully attacked. >> they have been charged with 14 felony counts including and spirited to commit wire fraud, making false limits, and obstruction. >> new information surfacing about the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport. officialsforcement told the associated press minutes before the gunmen open fire, two armed elite pd officers left for breaks and did not inform the dispatcher as required. the officers were outside terminal three went paul allegedly opened fire killing a tsa officer, two other tsa agents at a traveler which were would've. >> a check of the nation's headlines. police are searching for the motive behind a deadly shooting at purdue uni
NBC
Jan 21, 2014 5:00pm EST
. >> and there is big news with former virginia governor bob mcdonnell and his wife indicted on charges. >> yes, the indictment is colorful e-mails between him and his wife and the businessmen they are accused of taking gifts. and johnny williams the head of star scientific. they say that mcdonnell accepted more than $130,000 of gifts and loans and golf trips from williams in exchange for using their power to promote star scientific business. in the environment today, the prosecutors released this e-mail that was sent from the former first lady to the senior staff member. i need to talk to you about inaugural clothing budget and i need answers, and bob is screaming about the thousands i'm charging up in credit card debt, and we are broke, and this the debt is killing us, and i need answers now. and they say that mcdonnell took more maureen mcdonnell to a shopping spree to oscar de la renta, and they also released this e-mail to bob mcdonnell from williams. thank you for the help to my family, and the generous gift was appreciated as well as the golf round to the boys. and the mcdonnells through
NBC
Jan 22, 2014 6:00pm EST
virginia governor bob mcdonnell will be in court friday and facing charges in a scandal that has rocked the commonwealth. mcdonnell and his wife sought a delay but a federal judge rejected that plea today. virginia chief is here with the possible fallout. >> clearly the biggest political consequence is bob mcdonnell someone once vetted as a possible vice president candidate now may face jail time and the ripple impact could affect other political leaders. >> the indictment of governor bob mcdonnell and his wife, maureen and ethics laws. former congressman tom davis predicts now that charges have been lodged against the governor action will be swift. >> i think the culture will change and the general assembly will change the culture and tighten up the gift laws. >> some wonder if the indictment could have other consequences and could it hurt newly announced ed gillespie and his challenge to senator mark warner. davis doesn't think his legal troubles would drag down 2014 candidates. >> i don't think the culture goes outside the family at this point in terms of the indictment affecting the
CBS
Jan 22, 2014 5:00pm EST
any. >> all right. >> we're back after this, fo lks. z >>> as we first reported yesterday, bob mcdonnell and his wife were indicted yesterday, accused of accepting extravagant gifts from a wealthy businessman. joining us now on more analysis is former prosecutor, thanks for joining us. how much trouble is the governor and his wife in? >> the governor and his wife are in deep trouble. i read the entire indictment. and at first when i heard bob mcdonnell talking last night, i thought it wasn't that complicated, but it definitely was a pattern of maureen and bob mcdonnell getting gifts for what they did. >> there was no quid pro quo, he returned the gifts, he paid the loans back, bad decisions on his part, but that's about it. how does the prosecutor say that's clearly not the case. >> he returned the gifts once he knew the prosecutors and there was an investigation going on. there was a loan where there was never a documentation for a $50,000 loan. they had loan papers drawn up. she returned the clothing that she got because she knew that there was an investigation. so, no, i mean, there w
CBS
Jan 21, 2014 5:00pm EST
former governor, bob mcdonnell and his wife, maurine, have been charged with 14 felony counts tonight. the charges include wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and the use of the governor's office to obtain property. mcdonnell and his wife allegedly accepted gifts, luxury vacations and loans from a wealthy businessman, johnny williams. in exchange, the mcdonells helped williams struggling company. >>> the women accused of killing two children and attempting to kill two others in a bizarre exorcism appeared in court today. >> sakia avery, the mother of the four children appeared separately on closed circuit tv to hear the charges against them. and gary ordered both held in jail until their next court appearance. the bizarre series of events issued her competency. >> recommend there be a forensic evaluation of miss avery immediately. >> sanford's case has been delayed while she changes lawyers. but likely to be a psychiatric evaluation there, too. >> it was the state's request she be transferred immediately to perkins hospital, forced to get an immediate evaluation. >> mccarthy
NBC
Jan 21, 2014 4:00pm EST
'm jim handley, and the big breaking news out of virginia, former governor bob mcdonnell and his wife have been indicted in federal court. mcdonnell maintained he did nothing wrong when he accepted gifts from the coo of scientific, and scott just got his hands on the indictment, and the charges are spelled out. we will get to him at the live desk in a few moments, but right now, the weather, and the frigid temperatures in the washington region, with the snow falling at the rate of an inch per hour, and we could get up to eight inches when all is said and done. >> and that is not all, bitterly cold air is moving in on us and we have complete team coverage here. >> we are blanketing the region, and much like the white stuff is out there, and so how much snow on the ground, v.j.? >> well, quite a bit. ok at the amounts. westminster is 7 inches, and fredrick, maryland, 7 inches, and columbia and howard also 3 inches, and so it the pocket north and west of d.c. where we are really seeing the snow coming down hard. talking about it outside now, and the temperatures of the conditions out the
Bloomberg
Jan 21, 2014 3:00pm EST
has filed these charges against bob mcdonnell. it is a stunning turn of events for someone who is mentioned in the top crop of governors around the country. a former attorney general in the commonwealth of virginia and now he is staring at 14 counts from the federal government. he has maintained his innocence all along and he acknowledged making mistakes in accepting gifts from johnny williams. according to the washington post repeating he is emphatically that he did nothing illegal in exchange for those gifts, what he thought were personal gifts to him from johnny williams. he is pledging to fight this in court. latest turn of events in a high profile political scandal in the commonwealth of virginia. he just gave up the job on january 11. he is a new governor, one of the first things that terry mcauliffe did was to announce changes on gifts that members of his administration and future demonstrations could receive there in the state of virginia. >> what are we talking about, a bottle of champagne, golf clubs, a for ari? >> it is interesting that you mention a for ari because
NBC
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm EST
pont circle. >>> former governor bob mcdonnell of virginia spoke out tonight after being indicted. he is accused of accepting gifts in exchange for government favors. but he claims prosecutors stretched the law to bring corruption charges against him. julie carey has our report. >> reporter: tonight in the lobby of a richmond law office, mcdonnell continued to insist he didn't break the law. >> i come before you this evening as someone who has been falsely and wrongfully accused, and whose public service has been wrongfully attacked. i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believed was his personal friendship and his generosity. >> reporter: the 43-page indictment tracks in painstaking detail the relationship between the mcdonnells and johnnie williams, the former ceo of star scientific. prosecutors say by 2011, the first family had received more than $135,000 in gifts and loans from the businessman. in return, prosecutors alleged mcdonnell tried to promote a star scientific supplement. this was the e-mail just before mcdonnell's
ABC
Jan 21, 2014 5:00pm EST
. a breakingon to item, breaking news, we just learned bob mcdonnell and his wife have been indicted on federal corruption charges. is in the newsroom with the details on this story. >> huge news. i have been poring over this indictment, which paints a scathing picture of a quick well pro involving the governor. a lot of people covet -- calling this a sad day in varying -- the pro quo involving governor. a lot of people calling this a sad day. scientific, ain dietary supplement but it needed clinical studies in order to legitimize it and make it popular for doctors to recommend. the governor helped make that happen and he received private flights, vacation, golf outings and cash from jonnie williams and the governor was in dire straits financially, he wrote a lot of money in multiple properties and they took 1 -- more than $100,000 in loans from williams. although it appears they gave back much of what they received, prosecutors say this was a scheme to use their influence for personal gain. therefore these 14 felony counts including wire fraud and much more. it is a tremendous fall from grace
CBS
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm EST
against these false allegations. >> former virginia governor bob mcdonnell says federal prosecutors are stretching the law and the 14 count indictment against him and his wife. good evening, everybody. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> i'm bruce johnson in for derek mcginty. >>> we battled snow all day long and overnight it's going to dim down to the single digits. some classes are canceled tomorrow. >> we have crews across the area, but first let's get the very latest on the weather from first alert meteorologist topper shutt. >> good news, bad news. good news, the snow is moving out, bad news, the cold air is really moving in. most of the accumulating snow is confined essentially into southern maryland and the northern neck, a few flurries back into parts of montgomery county and the district, but now we're looking at primarily all the snow east of i-95. outside on our weather terrace it's drifting a bit blowing around, but we had about 6 inches here in northwest, which was our biggest snowfall in about four years. now it's drifting, so we're a little bit over 6 inches because of the drift. ba
NBC
Jan 21, 2014 5:30pm PST
a businessman eager for state help in promoting his products. bob mcdonnell was once mentioned as a potential republican candidate for vice president or even president. this story represents a spectacular fall from grace. prosecutors say the couple accepted more than $135,000 in direct payments and thousands more in favors. we get the story tonight from our justice correspondent pete williams. >> reporter: the charges are a huge blow to bob mcdonnell, once a rising star in the national republican party. >> and governors know how to get things done. >> reporter: according to a federal grand jury, the trouble started a year after he was sworn in, when he and virginia's first lady, maureen, began asking for favors from a businessman, johnny williams who wanted state help in promoting his line of dietary supplements made from tobacco. prosecutors say three years ago, mrs. mcdonnell asked him to take her shopping in new york, where he spent almost $20,000 buying her dresses by oscar de la renta and louis vuitton at high-end retailer bergdorf goodman. a month later, the government says, she asked w
CBS
Jan 22, 2014 7:00pm EST
're going to be fine. members of virginia's general assembly are reacting to the indictment against bob mcdonnell and his wife, maureen, and now a few northern virginia lawmakers are taking the legislature to task for not investigating the former governor themselves. >> i come before you this evening as someone who has been falsely and wrongfully accused. >> he is innocent until proven guilty, but the federal government's corruption case against bob mcdonnell and his wife lays out a quid pro quo scheme that allows them to lead a lavish lifestyle. accepting all kinds of businesses and loans from johnny williams. williams company, star scientific, received special treatment from the state's highest elected official. >> the parent of receiving giftses and sustaining a lifestyle, that bothered me. we all get into this business and we think of it as being a sacrifice, that we sacrifice material goods. we sacrifice time and not make ourselves wealthy. >> the indictment details maureen asking for gifts and favors from johnny williams before her husband took office .z in an e-mail, she was broke from tho
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 9:00am PST
, just days after leaving office, former virginia governor bob mcdonnell back in front of the cameras. he pushes back on extensive corruption charges he and his wife were named in. >> while i deeply regret accepting these legal gifts and loans from mr. williams, all of these now have been returned or repaid with interest. i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal. >> also today, governor chris christie begins his second term. one concern republican leaders have, though, how the controversy surrounding the christie administration are hurting the republican party. now a former ally says christie should step down as a head of the republican governor's association. >> i think just from the perspective of setting aside this as an issue in other races, it makes sense for him to step aside in that role. he does not serve the goals of that organization by staying as chairman. that doesn't mean any of the parties otherwise, it doesn't matter. perception is reality. >>> plus, the one-two punch. the snow is going sideways. thousands of flights cancelled. now the deep freeze is here. how
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 2:00pm PST
the wrong reasons. bob mcdonnell and his wife maureen were charged with illegally accepting gifts, luxury vacations, and large loans from a wealthy businessman seeking special treatment prosecufrom the government. the gifts and loans from the former ceo of star scientific, johnny william. there were indicted on 14 felony counts including wire fraud, conspiracy to obtain property, and making false statements. the former governor has denounced the charges. >> i come before you this evening as someone who is been falsely and wrongfully accused and who's public service has been wrongfully attacked. i will use every available resource and advocate that i have for as long as it takes to fight and prevail against these false allegations and the unjust overreach of the federal government. >> well, the worm has turned. he may be innocent. he may be an innocent man. that's a far cry from the bob mcdonnell that was in the news four years ago. mcdonnell was riding high and being touted as a potential presidential contender. now he's hoping to retire. joining me tonight, bob shrum and goldie taylor. w
FOX News
Jan 22, 2014 3:00pm PST
to do so in some cases. former virginia governor bob mcdonnell is vowing to fight corruption charges leveled yesterday. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel on the phone on the grace of a man once considered presidential material. >> once considered a rising gop star and possible running mate for mitt romney in 2012, now former virginia governor bob mcdonnell and his wife are facing a 14-count indictment on federal corruption charges. >> i have apologized for my poor judgment and i accept full responsibility for accepting these legal gifts and loans. >> gifts and loans from johnny williams, sr., a political donor who according to the indictment, took his wife shopping in new york city and later was seated at a political event next to the governor in april 2011. williams also provided a $50,000 loan to the mcdonnells in may 2011 and allowed the governor's family to stay at his vacation estate. >> his company was able to launch its signature product at an august launch at the governor's mansion, and an e-mail sent by maureen mcdonnell to a senior staffer saying, quote, i need
CBS
Jan 22, 2014 4:30am EST
former virginia governor bob mcdonnell and his wife were indicted on federal corrupt charges. mcdonnell claims he returned and paid with interest more than $120,000 in loans and gifts to the sea of a farm -- c.e.o. of a pharmaceutical company. now they say federal prosecutors are making him a special circumstance and stretching the law. >> no other elected firmly has been successfully -- official has been successfully prosecuted for such conduct yet federal officials in washington in their zeal to find a basis for charging maureen and me have decided to stretch the law to its breaking point in this case. >> now mcdonnell says he did nothing illegal. the 14-count indictment, though, includes conspiracy, wire fraud, and other charges. 12 of the counts are punishable by up to 20 years in prison each and fines that range from $250,000 up to a million dollars. >>> former u.s. treasury official who had a hand in overseeing the troubled asset relief program is now running for governor in california. congress authorized the $700 billion program in 2008 to help stabilize credit markets an
PBS
Jan 21, 2014 3:00pm PST
government insisted the traditional dolphin hunt is legal. former virginia governor bob mcdonnell and his wife maureen were indicted today in a federal corruption investigation. they're facing wire fraud and other charges, in connection with gifts from a political donor. republican mcdonnell has insisted he did nothing illegal. he was term-limited and left office this month. wall street had an up and down day. the dow jones industrial average was down 44 points to close at 16,414. the nasdaq rose 28 points to close at 4,225. still to come on "the newshour": margaret warner reports from switzerland on the syria peace talks; new documents detail how priests in chicago abused children in their charge; a push to keep filipinos from leaving home to earn a living; the supreme court on the genesis of "raging bull," and the limits of labor unions; plus, russia's hunt for three female terrorists. >> ifill: delegations from dozens of countries are arriving in switzerland for tomorrow's peace talks aimed at ending syria's bloody civil war. but so far, the highly publicized absence of one country is
Al Jazeera America
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm EST
will ask the state for a pardon. >> former vijia governor bob mcdonnell and his wife were indicted on corruption charges, for accepting gifts, money and other items. the couple said they were innocent. mcdonnell left office after a 4-year term. >> new jersey governor chris christie sworn into his second term in the middle of scandals plaguing his administration. the governor made no mention. he focused on issues new jersey faced during his first term, like hurricane sandy. >> in san francisco, it's a battle of the buses. corporate shuttle buses are allowed to sues public bus stops without permits. it's the latest single of the google facebook tech, pushing working and middle class families out of jobs. melissa chan reports. >> setting the tone for 2014. the first protest of the new year by a coalition of san francisco residents fight, they say, against the corporate greed going hand in hand with silicon valley's latest boom. luxe buses shuttle people from the city to out of town. they are the symbol of the halves versus half not, perks for the private industries, blamed for pushing
FOX News
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm PST
virginia governor bob mcdonnell and his wife under indictment. latest on the developing news and the former governor's response. that's next. barbara bush you heard what she said about her own son jeb. wait until you hear what she says about former president bill clinton. bill clinton. that's coming up. hungry for the best? it's eb. want to give your family the very best in taste, freshness, and nutrition? it's eb. want to give them more vitamins, omega 3s, and less saturated fat? it's eb. eggland's best eggs. eb's. the only eggs that make better taste and better nutrition... easy. eggland's best eggs. better taste. better nutrition. better eggs. it's eb. >>> off-the-record for just a minute. maybe it's my wisconsin upbringing, the government did it again. prediction of snow and the federal government went into usual panic mode and shut down the government for today. i thought it was overreacting. there just isn't that much snow. i was wondering today if i had it all wrong. i turned to kristen powers in the makeup room and asked her opinion. before she could answer i said never mind, kirste
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 1:00pm PST
return to sender. 11 days after closing the door on the governor's mansion, bob mcdonnell and his wife have been slapped with a 14 count federal grand jury indictment for accepting illegal gifts from wealthy businessmen and johnny williams. gifts they began soliciting before they set foot in the governor's mansion. the wife asked williams if he could foot the bill for an oscar de la renta dress. the first lady of virginia explained they had a cash flow problem. i need to talk to you about inaugural clothing budget. we are broke. this is inaugural is killing us. this was the first in a long line of requests sent to the mcdonnell's only private santa cla claus, johnny williams. april 13th, 2011, was a great day for maureen mcdonnell. he accompanied her to luxury stores in new york city. j.w. paid for the entire luxury shopping trip. what a trip it was! almost $11,000 spent at oscar de la renta. 6,000 at louis vitton. the governor received a cornucopia of luxury freebies. $25,000 for two of his daughter's weddings. a four day all expense paid trip to cape cod, yacht included. over $7,000
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2014 7:00am EST
governor bob mcdonnell and his wife, accused of 14 counts related to gifts ."d loans "in the first criminal indictment of the virginia governor in modern times, a federal grand jury tuesday charged former governor bob mcdonnell and his wife, that they violated federal corruption laws by using their position to benefit a wealthy businessman who showered them with thousands of gifts and loans." some of the charges listed by the indictment include one count of conspiracy to commit three counts of honest services wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to obtain property under cover of official rights, leading to a 14-count indictment announced yesterday. some time left to talk to our viewers about the auto bailout. we are asking was it worth it. jim is waiting in royal oak, michigan, on our line for independents. caller: i would like to point out that president bush also said he was not going to let the american auto industry go under, and the reason general motors and chrysler are having trouble because credit -- there was no credit available after the collapse of wall street. banks were not even
CNN
Jan 22, 2014 2:00pm PST
reeling over some shocking revelations in the indictment against the former governor bob mcdonnell and his wife. but will the legal case actually measure up to all the headlines? tte or au lait? cozy or cool? "meow" or "woof"? everything the way you want it ... until boom, it's bedtime! and your mattress a battleground of thwarted desire. enter the sleep number bed. designed to let couples sleep together in individualized comfort. he's a softy. his sleep number setting is 35. you're the rock, at 60. and as your needs change over time you can adjust your bed to sleep better together. 48-month financing available through february 2 only at your local sleep number store. find your sleep number setting and know better sleep. >>> president obama issued a statement today on the 41st anniversary of roe versus wade praising the landmark u.s. supreme court decision. it comes as the republican party is also convening for its annual winter meeting in washington and retooling its message on abortion and women. our senior washington correspondent joe johns is work the story for us. he has the latest de
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 3:00pm PST
bob mcdonnell and his wife are charged in a federal corruption case. >>> plus, president obama makes a personal and candid comment on race. and the right wing goes unhinged. >>> and a real-life hero joins me live in the studio. she is antoinette tuff, a lady who persuaded a school shooting suspect to surrender. i can't wait to talk to her. >>> and wait until you see what happened when lebron james paid a visit to the white house. big show ahead. stay with us. [ female announcer ] you get sick, you can't breathe through your nose... suddenly you're a mouth breather. a mouth breather! how do you sleep like that? you dry up, your cold feels even worse. well, put on a breathe right strip and shut your mouth. cold medicines open your nose over time, but add a breathe right strip, and pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more so you can breathe and do the one thing you want to do. sleep. add breathe right to your cold medicine. shut your mouth and sleep right. breathe right. if you have a business idea, we have a personalized legal solution that's right for you. with easy step-by-st
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 4:00pm PST
governor bob mcdonnell and his wife have been indicted on corruption charges. mcdonnell and his wife were charged in federal court today. authorities say they illegally accepted gifts, vacations, and money from johnny williams, a wealthy richmond businessman who wanted special treatment from the state government. mcdonnell denies the charges, and here is what he said just a short time ago. >> have i apologized for my poor judgment, and i accept full responsibility for accepting these legal gifts and loans. however, i repeat again emphatically that i did nothing illegal for mr. williams in exchange for what i believed was his personal friendship and his generosity. i never promised and mr. williams and his company never received any government benefit of any kind for me or from my administration. >> mcdonnell left office when his term ended earlier this month. he was succeeded by democrat terry mcauliffe. back to chris matthews and "hardball" after this. opened some credit cards in her name. checking her experian credit report and score allowed her to better address the issue...and move ri
CNN
Jan 21, 2014 11:00pm PST
the governor comes up. bob mcdonnell about to speak at any moment about the charges against him and his wife. >>> other breaking news tonight, snow slamming the northeast and the mid midwest. if you thought the last big storm was bad, what's about to hit is much, much worse. up to a foot of snow is expected in some areas of rhode island and massachusetts tonight. 8 to 10 inches right here in new york city. governors across the northeast have the already declared states of emergency. and we'll get to the that story in a moment. we're going to get now to the former governor of virginia. let's listen. >> i am here with my wife, maureen and my daughter kalin and my son-in-law chris. i appreciate this opportunity to address the people of virginia here tonight. i come before you this evening as someone who has been falsely and wrongfully accused and whose public service has been wrongfully attacked. earlier today, federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against me and my wife maureen alleging that we violated federal law by accepting gifts and loans from johnny williams, the former ceo of star
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 10:00pm PST
bob mcdonnell out of the running for president long, long before he was indicted today. so team christie is still number one when it comes to republican political scandals. and they continued to emphasize that by hiring some of the best criminal defense lawyers in the country to protect them. the latest high profile hire is former secretary of homeland committee michael chertoff who once was the u.s. attorney for the district of new jersey and newark. if you're in trouble in new jersey or anywhere else in america, you can't get better representation than michael chertoff. and now chris christie's favorite chairman of the port authority, david samson has michael chertoff representing him. chris christie's new team of the best and the brightest defense lawyers, headed by a former federal prosecutor will not be able to help chris christie with voters, who in a new quinnipiac poll out today are turning against him. in a hypothetical 2016 theoretical match against hillary clinton, mrs. clinton beats chris christie now 46% to 38%. a big change from the december poll that had christie
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